"Monumethensis Comitatus. Vernacule Monmouth Shire", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Southern Wales
Period: 1646 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm
This fine and highly decorative map describes the county in the southeast of Wales, which in Welch is Sir Fynwy. The map is embellished with two cartouches with figures and putti, the Royal coat of arms, the local coat of arms and a plumed crown with "Sche Diene" along the rim. This very handsome map is from the fourth volume of Blaeu's atlas which focused on England and Wales. Latin text on verso, published between 1646-62.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5560:2.
A dark impression with full contemporary color on a wide-margined sheet with a large watermark of the god Atlas, light printer's ink residue, and marginal toning and foxing.